Mustang softball ends home season on a high note

Conway – Playing their final doubleheader of the season on April 24 at City of Colleges Park, #18 Central Baptist College softball took on the Spartans on Missouri Baptist University in an AMC DH. CBC (27-9, 14-2 AMC) took care of MBU (14-12, 11-7 AMC) on a pair of walk-offs, winning game one 3-2 in nine innings before run ruling the Spartans 9-1 in game two.

Allie Burroughs and Hannah Work both started and pitched brilliantly. Katie Goike had the game-ending hit in both games, hitting a solo home run in game one and a bases clearing double in game two.

Allison Seats


Both starters locked the scoring down until the bottom of the fifth, when the Mustangs pushed two runs across on a single by Ashley Pletcher and a single by Ysabella Esquivel to make it 2-0. Burroughs, who retired 17 in a row at one point, ran into trouble in the seventh and the Spartans were able to tie the game to force extra innings. Burroughs fought around a one out walk in the eighth and CBC loaded the bases in the bottom half, but couldn’t cash in. Burroughs set the Spartans down in order in the ninth to set the stage for Goike, who hit a 1-0 pitch off the centerfielder’s glove and over the fence for the walk-off home run, her third of the season. Burroughs was britlliant in her 12th victory, throwing all nine innings and allowing just two runs (one earned) on four hits with two walks and a strikeout. Goike’s walk-off was the first of her career.


The scoring started earlier for the Mustangs in game two, as Pletcher reached on a bunt and scored Katie Gordon in the second to take a 1-0 lead. The Mustangs would add three more in the third on a two-run double by Allison Seats and a bunt single by Gordon. After MBU cut the lead to 4-1 in the top of the fourth, Goike drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom half to stretch the lead to 5-1. After Work easily mowed through the Spartans in the fifth, CBC ended the game in the bottom half. Skylar Lee drew a walk with one out and moved to second on a bunt single by Pletcher. Following a fielder’s choice, Esquivel made it 6-1 with an RBI single and, two batters later, with the bases loaded, Goike ended the game with a bases clearing double to left center to give the Mustangs their 14th win in AMC play and the #2 seed in the AMC Tournament. Work threw a complete game and allowed just two hits and one run with one walk for her 14th victory of the season.

Katie Goike


#18 CBC will wrap up the regular season at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Oklahoma City against #2 Oklahoma City University. First pitch will be from Ann Lacy Stadium and links to the game can be found by liking and follow @gocbcmustangs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.